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Search and Destroy (1995)

R | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 5 May 1995 (USA)
A satire about desperate hustling, pop philosophy and big money.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Luther Waxling
Jason Ferraro ... Young Daniel Strong
... Daniel Strong
... Martin Mirkheim
... The Accountant
... Lauren Mirkheim
... Rob
Linda Wahl ... Party guest
... Kim Ulander
... Marie Davenport
... Roger
Laurie Godet ... Model
Randy Pearlstein ... Desk clerk
... Security guard
Nicole Burdette ... Dorothy
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Storyline

A would-be movie producer strives to convince a self-help guru to let him film his book. As the guru is only interested in money, the producer solicits the help of a shady businessman and the guru's own secretary, who wants to write movie scripts (a horror story about brain-scraping monsters). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A screwball tragedy

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Rated R for strong language and some violence, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Busca e Destrói  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$389,731
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Martin Scorsese plays The Accountant. Scorsese directed Griffin Dune in After Hours (1986) See more »

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Ron: You ever been laid, Kim?
Kim: No, never; what's it like?
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Nocturne in E Flat Major, Opus 9, No 2
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Gloria Cheng
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One Of Walken's Best
13 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is indeed a quirky movie, so Walken is clearly in his element. Griffen Dunne does seem like he's playing the same character in After Hours, only he has fallen on hard times. Dennis Hopper's character, Dunne thinks, holds the key to a brighter future, but only if he can raise the money to turn Hopper's book into a film. That's where Walken's character comes in. But he doesn't want to give him the money directly. He's read Hopper's book too, and wants to help Dunne empower himself, by finding a deal that can help Dunne raise the money, which is where Taturo character comes in. Taturo is a perfect foil for Walken's laid back style. He's no Barton Fink here, but just as weird. If quirky comedies that chug there way over the top are your thing, this movie is for you!


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